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Creators:
McLaren, Lynn, 1922-
Dates:
circa 1950-1969
Size:
648 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
10 Photographic prints (black and white , 8 x 10 inches.)
38 Transparencies (color , 120mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2007-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 38 color transparencies, 648 color slides and 10 black-and-white photographic prints taken by Lynn McLaren Demarest while on assignment for various news outlets in the 1950s and 1960s. A majority of the slides and transparencies were taken in East Africa and document indigenous peoples, agriculture (cotton in particular), health and nutrition education, UNICEF activities, architecture, natural landscapes, animals, fishers, coffee plantations and the sisal industry. Locations include Mobassa, Lamu Island, Zanzibar, Dar es Saalam, Lake Victoria, Mount Kilimajaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mikumi National Park (Tanzania). The black-and-white photographs depict East African leaders, such as Julius Nyerere, and prominent international visitors to the region, including Robert Kennedy. A small number of slides and transparencies were taken in India.

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Creators:
Blesh, Rudi, 1899-1985
Dates:
circa 1900-1983
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.blesrudi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of writer, critic, and architectural designer Rudi Blesh measure 2.1 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1983. The collection includes correspondence, documentation on writing projects and notes, printed materials, and photograpic materials. Much of the material concerns his collaboration with Harriet Janis on the book Collage: Personalities, Concepts, Techniques.

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Creators:
Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888
Dates:
circa 1862-1868
Size:
312 negatives (photographic) (black and white)
3 Photographic prints (black and white)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.041
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Squier collection consists primarily of glass plate negatives made by Squier in the Central Andes region of Peru from 1862 to 1868 while he served as the United States Commissioner to Peru.

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Creators:
Brusseaux, Eugene
Dates:
between 1900-1905
Size:
35 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 6 x 7 cm.)
354 photographic prints (silver gelatin (1 box), black & white, 7 x 8 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1999-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The album was compiled by Eugene Brusseaux, a French colonial, very likely a merchant, who lived, worked and traveled in the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic (then Afrique Equatoriale Francaise), and in northern Cameroon (then German colony of Kamerun). The images may well have been taken by Brusseaux himself. Mr. de Strycker acquired the album, which previously belonged to Professor Verneau of the Musee de L'Homme, Paris, in a sale from Professor Verneau of the Musee de l'Homme, Paris. The album shows the classic arrangement of many similar colonial albums, depicting Brusseaux's voyage from France to Libreville in Gabon, and Matadi on the mouth of the Congo River. From there Brusseaux took the railroad to Leopoldville (Kinshasa) and traveled on the Brazzaville. He continued on the Congo River to Balobo and Kounda, then over land towards the Sangha River, through Bonga and Loboko to M'Bako on the Sangha River and to Ouesso, now on the border of the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. From Ouesso, he continued on to Nola, Carnot and Baboua. He then visited Kounde, and crossed into German territory, moving on the Ngaoundere. This is where the album ends. The photographs depict some of the Belgian and French colonial cities. There are excellent images of transportation in Matadi. Brazzaville is the topic of many good architectural photographs. A very interesting set shows the Catholic Mission of Brazzaville in 1901 and 1904 with a unique interior shot of the cathedral. Further inland, the photographs of colonial settlements focus on trading posts, such as Bonga, Kadei, Carnot and Baboma. Many photographs show Africans, indigenous architecture, and celebrations. They focus on the Pomo, the Pande, the Baya (Baja in German writing), and Hausa and Fulbe. Images from Baboma, Kounde and Ngaoundere show indigenous Fulbe architecture, including a series of the Lamido's palace at Ngaoundere, and Fulbe kings, retainers and women. One set depicts women with Fulbe style coiffures of extraordinary complexity (wigs).

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Creators:
Johanson, Patricia, 1940-
Dates:
1964-1998
Size:
1.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.johapatr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers of sculptor Patricia Johanson include professional and personal correspondence, 1967-1998; writings on public art, articles, and reviews; a transcript of an interview of Johanson conducted by Jan Evans; a copy of a Master's thesis written on Johanson's sculpture; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements; and photographs of Johanson and her work. The collection measures 1.5 linear feet and dates from 1964 to 1998.

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Creators:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Dates:
1870-1918 and undated
Size:
7.9 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 3x5 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Richard Rathbun document his early investigations in geology and paleontology; his college career at Cornell University, 1871-1872; his work as geologist on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878; and his scientific and administrative careers with the United States Fish Commission and United States National Museum. O...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1991-1992
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of video from the production, "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The five video series was written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes and tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations from the beginnings of history to the present. Each video ...

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Creators:
Pringle, Robert, 1936-
Dates:
circa 1980-1989
Size:
2,136 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
829 negatives (photographic) (color , 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 2136 color 35mm slides and 829 color 35mm negatives taken by Robert Pringle, former Ambassador to Mali, between 1980-1989. The images were taken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Kenya, and depict masquerades, vernacular architecture (including Dogon doors and granaries), mosques, marketplace scenes, pottery, masks (including plank and leaf masks), weaving, art in situ, animals and landscapes. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Tuareg, Lobi, Maasai, Mossi, Dogon, Fula and Bobo (Bwa) peoples. Ambassador Pringle traveled with photographer Christopher Roy and some of Pringle's images depict Roy at work with his own camera.

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Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1900
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 boxes , paper prints, 7-3/8 x 9-3/8," Silver gelatin, on mounts)
199 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0373
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900, which record many buildings and pavilions that were among the chief points of interest, including the Monumental Entrance, Art Palaces and the Bridge of Alexander III, national pavilions lining the Seine River, and the Palace of Machinery; also, views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, and statuar...

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Plowden, David
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1981
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1020
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs documenting the steel industry. Subjects include blast furnaces, steel mills, ore barges, and other related subjects.

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